Commentary

183.1 Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994

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| Commentary

183.1 Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994

| Commentary

183 Mass trespass

183.1 Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994

The Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 introduced criminal penalties for trespass1 in response to the emergence of ‘new age travellers’, and the limitations of the existing civil remedies to deal with organised trespass such as the setting up of encampments. Any person who camps or parks vehicles2 on any land without the landowner's permission commits the tort of trespass, actionable by the landowner. The Act also introduced powers for the police in relation to people attending or preparing for a rave3.

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